74% of Jews Say They Would Leave France

Nearly three quarters of France’s Jews have seriously contemplated leaving the country, thanks to anti-Semitism and fears they cannot “preserve their Judaism.” According to a new survey published Tuesday, 74 percent said they were considering leaving France. Of those, 30 percent cited anti-Semitism as the reason and 24 percent said they were motivated to emigrate in order to maintain their Jewish identity. Twelve percent said they were attracted to other countries, while 8 percent said economic considerations drove their desire to leave. Almost all Jews—95 percent—expressed concerns about anti-Semitism. A majority agreed “Jews have no future in France.” In recent years, France has experienced both a booming Muslim population and the rise of far-right parties that both may contribute to the scary atmosphere for Jews.